There was hypothesis that the most important annual movie awards present might be a digital affair because the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on
The 2021 Oscars ceremony might be an “in-person telecast”, a consultant from the Academy of Movement Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and channel ABC has mentioned.
There was hypothesis that the most important annual movie awards present might be a digital affair because the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.
However the consultant advised Selection, “The Oscars in-person telecast will occur.”
In June, the Academy had introduced that the 2021 Oscars might be held on April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than initially deliberate due to the pandemic’s results on the movie trade.
The eligibility window for function movies has additionally been pushed to February 28, 2021.
Sources contained in the Oscars say that by pushing the awards ceremony again, the establishment hoped that theatres could be open once more within the spring, thus permitting for extra films to compete on the ceremony.
However even when film theatres keep shut, by holding the Oscars later in spring, organisers are actually focusing to make sure the occasion continues because it all the time has stay.
It’s nonetheless unsure how many individuals might be allowed inside the three,400-seat Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the place the ceremony historically takes place.
“The Academy has accomplished a walkthrough of the Dolby not too long ago to see all of the a number of choices,” an awards publicist acquainted with the state of affairs added.
Additionally it is unknown what security protocols might be launched for the ceremony. A consultant from the Dolby Theatre declined to remark.
The Primetime Emmy awards in September was a hybrid occasion that had some in-person parts with host Jimmy Kimmel and most nominees watching the present from residence over Zoom.
There are nonetheless 4 televised awards exhibits that lead as much as the Oscars: Golden Globes (February 28), Critics Alternative (March 7), SAG (March 14) and BAFTA (April 11).
The Globes, which open the movie awards season for Hollywood, mentioned in a July 27 press launch that their present would air stay from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The Hollywood International Press Affiliation, which hosts the Globes, declined to touch upon the event.
The Critics Alternative Awards, which has historically been one of many first televised award exhibits, are open to many alternative choices.
Joey Berlin, CEO and President of Critics Alternative Affiliation, mentioned what they’re certain of is that the “present is occurring“.
“Taye Diggs (host) might be on stage. There are three potentialities. It’s the Emmys, it’s just like the Critics Alternative Awards final 12 months, or it’s a hybrid. It doesn’t appear possible that on March 7, most of our nominees and eventual winners are going to be comfortable to assemble someplace,” Berlin added.
The SAG Awards, that are given out by the 165,000 plus members of SAG-AFTRA, are usually held on the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, which has a seating capability of 6,300.
A spokesperson for the SAG Awards, an important precursor to the Oscars, didn’t rule out the chance for a digital present.
“For our present, we’re a wide range of choices… And like our colleagues at different awards exhibits, we’re working to create an entertaining and secure present for all of our nominees,” they added.